Kettle River Museum
Tourism Region: Kootenays
We are a Museum located at 'Mile 0" of the legendary Kettle Valley Railway, now part of the Trans Canada Trail. Our collection represents all aspects of the heritage of the Boundary region of southern BC, from industrial and agricultural developement to home and leisure life.
CPR station, built 1900; provincial courthouse, 1895; school house, 1895; new museum building being built next to CPR station
Approximate number of objects in the collections: 4000
Photographs and documents of local interest.
Prints and Drawings •
Social History items of a domestic nature.
Ceramics, Porcelain or Pottery •
Furniture or Furnishings •
Agicultural implements and a few logging items.
Costumes and Accessories
Furniture or Furnishings
Household Objects or Domestic Technology
Toys and Games
Services & Activities
Exhibits and displays include the original Kettle Valley Railway Stationhouse and Caboose, an outdoor Artifact Shelter and the Main Museum. Enjoy our shady picnic area. Cyclists are very welcome.
We have a large collection of photos and research material including old newspapers.
Archival Records •
Genealogical Research •
Information Centre •
Visitors may use our laptop for research of our database and photo collection, in the classroom/library. Schoolgroups do a questionaire/scavenger hunt based on their curriculum.
: Age 0-4 (Pre-School)
: Age 5-11 (k-6)
: Age 12-17 (7-13)(Quebec: Secondary 1-CEGEP)
Visitor Information on accommodation and local activities.
Accessible by Public Transportation
Children's Activities or Services
Information Centre or Desk
Special Needs Facilities
: Wheelchair access
Volunteer Services Available •
Volunteer Training Offered
Number of Volunteers: 6
Local Tourism Links
Publications & Products
A selection of purchaseable books on the local area and railways. Information guides.
Museum Guide •
T-Shirts or Sweatshirts or Caps •
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